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Springfield Public Schools is Hiring a Payroll Specialist

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2022-2023 Springfield Public Schools - Specialist, Payroll


Responsible for providing support to department activities with specific responsibility for ensuring the accuracy of preliminary and final payroll reports, time sheets, spreadsheets, and funds distribution; responding to inquiries and/or requests for data and/or reports; providing timely and accurate payroll production; and directing assigned employees.



  • Assist with reconciling General Ledger payroll accounts and preparing reports by providing written support and/or conveying information.
  • Compile statistical and payroll data from a variety of sources providing summaries to other personnel, and/or ensuring compliance with established guidelines.
  • Coordinate the payroll process with other departments and sites delivering services in compliance with established guidelines.
  • Process vendor payments from payroll deductions and assist employees with payroll questions and issues.
  • Inform other staff and/or outside parties regarding procedural requirements to process transactions.
  • Maintain a wide variety of payroll information ensuring the availability of documentation and compliance with established policies and regulatory guidelines.
  • Prepare a variety of payroll related documents documenting activities, providing written reference, and/or conveying information.
  • Process a wide variety of payroll documents and materials disseminating information to appropriate parties.
  • Resolve discrepancies with payroll and/or benefit information and/or documentation ensuring accuracy of records and employee payments.
  • Respond to inquiries regarding payroll providing necessary information for making decisions, assisting employees, taking appropriate action and/or complying with established fiscal guidelines.
  • Support the Manager I – Payroll in completing payroll operations ensuring the timely and accurate payroll generation.
  • Perform other related duties as required/assigned.


Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university, and/or
  • Minimum of five (5) years of related experience with increasing levels of responsibility is required.